Natural Oils For Skin Care

Natural oils are great for skin care. They are a good moisturizer.  Using natural oils for skin care can help prevent and fade  damage as a result of time moving along. Natural oils for skin care is centered around natural oils and their skin cleansing capabilities which help remove  harmful pathogens from the skin. 

Coconut Oil

 

Benefits of coconut oil

Cocos nucifera, the coconut, is set apart from other fruits by its higher than average water content. It is has been harvested for years for its coconut water or “juice.”

It can tame frizzy hair and moisturize dry skin. For centuries it has been used in a wide and diverse range of beauty enhancing products. Coconut oil has become a popular ingredient in many beauty products. 

Coconut oil is known for its anti-aging properties. Coconut oil has anti-oxidant properties and it has been used to treat various skin illnesses such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Coconut oil can help to restore the skin’s natural PH levels.

How To Use

Rub a bit of coconut oil around your eyes

Coconut oil is a really good under eye cream. It helps by improving dark circles and keeping wrinkles from forming.

  • Use your fingertip to dab a half of a dime size amount under your eyes. ( Make sure your hands are clean before using your finger to apply the coconut oil)
  •  Gently run your fingertip along your under eye.

Rub coconut oil on your lip

Coconut oil will moisturize dry lips. It’s edible, so you do not have to worry about ingesting a little. Eating coconut oil is awesome for your health.

Use coconut oil as a face cream.

If your skin seems to be dry, then you should consider applying coconut oil as a face cream.

  • Put it on after washing your face.
  • Let it absorb into your skin for 10 minutes before applying makeup.

Experiment by using coconut oil on just one patch of skin for a couple of days. If you see no signs of a breakout  then use it as you like.

Olive Oil


Benefits of Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of my favorites natural oils to use. Olive oil acts as an antioxidant; This is a substance that prevents oxidation. Oxidation is a process where free radicals are produced. Free radicals are chemicals that can damage cells and may contribute to cancer developing over time.

Antioxidants can prevent premature aging. Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some of these vitamins may be beneficial for the skin.

It has been shown to have antibacterial properties; Virgin coconut oil is more effective at eliminating the bacteria.

Use the oil cleansing method

Remove makeup

Olive oil can be used to remove makeup alone, or you can add a bit of lemon juice to help prevent breakouts.
Lemon juice helps treat acne because it is a disinfectant. It can destroy the bacteria that cause breakouts. Olive oil is a preferred makeup remover for people with sensitive skin.

Exfoliate

  • Mix the olive oil with sea salt or sugar to concoct a natural exfoliate.
  • You will mix a tablespoon of olive oil with ½ teaspoon of salt or sugar.
  • Apply to your face.
  • Rinse with warm water.

Sugar is less harsh than salt, so use sugar if you have sensitive skin. (I recommend that you use brown sugar )

Moisturize

Olive oil is a better moisturizer than many cosmetic products because some products can be harsh on the skin.
You can massage olive oil into the skin by itself.

Create a mask

Olive oil can be combined with a lot of different natural products to create a face mask.

  • For those who suffer from dry skin, you would mix a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil with an egg yolk and a tablespoon of flour. If the paste becomes too thick and is difficult to spread, add more oil.
  • Spread over your face.
  • Leave the mask on your face for 20 minutes to fully moisturize.
  • Wash off with warm water.
  • Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Sunflower Seed Oil

 

Benefits of Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil. That means it is highly absorbent, and will not clog pores. It’does not irritate the skin of most people.  It can be used on all types of skin.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect skin from free radicals and from adverse effects of the sun, such as premature aging and wrinkles.

Linoleic acid helps to maintain the skin’s natural barrier. This function supports its ability to keep moisture in. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect when used topically, which makes it  very beneficial for dry skin and for conditions, such as eczema.

Sunflower oil is effective at improving skin hydration.

One way to use Sunflower seed oil

There are various ways you can use sunflower oil on your skin. You can use sunflower oil on your face for moisturizing:

 

  • Use as you desire, but I prefer to use a tiny amount of sunflower oil directly into your hand.
  •  Then you would massage it  gently into skin until all of it has been absorbed.

Jojoba Oil

Benefits Of Jojoba Oil
The jojoba plant is a robust, perennial plant that grows in North America. The Jojoba plant  produces a nut with many healing properties.

The nut of the jojoba plant can be made into an oil. Jojoba oil is really gentle so it can be used as a carrier oil to mix with other natural oils. You can also use it on its own.

Jojoba oil works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. It can kill certain bacteria and fungi that can cause salmonella, an E. coli infection, and candida.

Conclusion

Honestly, the list of natural oils is long. I just wanted to provide you all with a glimpse into a vast world of oils. Before you do anything I encourage you to do your research, do skin patch tests, and try, try, try again. What may work for you may not work for someone else. That is okay; we all come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and ethic backgrounds. Be you, love you, and stay different.

Leave a comment below

8 thoughts on “Natural Oils For Skin Care

  1. Emily says:

    I love this! I’ve been thinking I’m at a point where I need to start using something like an eye cream so I really like the suggestion of using coconut oil. I have curly hair and have heard from other websites along with yours that it’s good for your hair so I might have to get some and give it a try. I like the idea of a natural product that could work double duty for me.
    I used to have a tub of coconut oil that I used to moisturize my skin, but because I live in a cold climate it would always go hard due to the high saturated fat content. Do you have any tips for helping it stay in a more pliable liquid form? I don’t want to be raking it harshly under my eyes, haha!
    Thanks also for the great olive oil skin mask recipe, I’ve been using olive oil as a makeup remover for a long time. It’s so surprisingly effective and leaves my skin feeling soft so I can see it would be great in a mask.

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      You are very welcome. I have a wellspring of knowledge and I want to help others. Honestly, I just take it out of the jar and rub it under my eyes. Just use a small amount if you use too much it will run down your face. The heat from your body should loosen it up for you. If you want to liquefy it completely then put a pot on the stove, put about 3 inches of water in the pot and put the jar in the pot, then turn the heat on low until the coconut oil loosens up to your liking.

  2. Stephanie says:

    The part that captivated me the most was the coconut oil! I have really curly hair and it can sometimes be a headache trying to manage it, but I found out about that effect of coconut oil and decided to try it. Sadly, I couldn’t find any so I ended up getting coconut cream, which I’m guessing is a close match? 

  3. AmandaParson says:

    For me, taking care of my skin and maintaining its glow is very essential. Natural oils play an essential role in achieving a healthy skin. Personally, I favor coconut oil above all others. Coconut oil contains natural anti fungal, anti bacterial, and moisturizing chemicals which make it suitable for being applied on the face as a cleanser. Due to its anti oxidant properties, I also apply coconut oil on my body sometimes as a moisturizer. 

  4. Desiray says:

    Hey, great article. I have never heard of jojoba before today. It sounds like a great oil for your face. Is it like an antiseptic? Would you be able to use it like a toner or could you suggest a all natural product that could be used as a facial toner?

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      Thanks a bunch. No, Jojoba oil is not similar to an antiseptic. It is a carrier oil. Jojoba oil is more of a moisturizer than a toner. I would recommend any natural toner that is composed of rosewater. It is gentle on the skin and it hydrates the face very well. There are so many, I cannot name just one. 

  5. Lisa says:

    I love this site. I use witch hazel on my face. I use apple cider vinegar on scratches or open sores. I am allergic to avacado, coconut and banana, along with other fruits, but can find other things to try like the Oatmeal. Thank you for breaking down the different types of foundation. Learning which type is right for your skin type can make a difference in how it looks and could cause excessive oil or dryness. Being bullied is serious business. I hate the impact that can have. I tried to instill in my children they are great just how they are. Keep up the good work and I look forward to your next posts. 

    Melissa

    • YeKeiseaya Fugerson says:

      Thanks so much. I put a lot into it. I hate that you’re allergic to all those different foods. But… At least you can try the oatmeal. I overcame being bullied a long time ago, and I teach my sons the same. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *